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Elizabeth Taylor Gets a New Barbie Dedicated to Her

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Movies, Features,

Elizabeth Taylor's new BarbieElizabeth Taylor has a new Barbie doll dedicated to her.

Toy giant Mattel have honoured the late actress and her charity by creating a unique new doll, which comes with her signature black hair and a glamorous white dress and is named "White Diamonds" after Elizabeth's best-selling perfume.

A red satin ribbon can be seen pinned onto the dress, representing Elizabeth's dedication to helping those living with HIV/AIDS, and the Barbie comes with accessories such as gold jewelry, white sunglasses and a miniature replica bottle of her famous fragrance. The Elizabeth Taylor White Diamonds Barbie doll is available on BarbieCollector.com for $150.

The doll is not the first to be modelled on the late actress, as one has already been produced capturing the look from her hit film "Cleopatra" and another in a semi-sheer sleeveless chiffon violet gown, with a real Swarovski crystal necklace.


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Barbie Gets Racy as Lady Gaga

Posted by Robin Paulson Categories: Celebrities, News,

Lady Gaga's Meat DressFirst came the Christian Louboutin collection, which was odd yet fairly acceptable; however, consumers are quick to see a desperate company in highly publicized collaborations like this. This time, Mattel is grabbing headlines by presenting a series of dolls that represent Lady Gaga's most memorable costumes outfits.

Considering this line's predilection for Gaga's more controversial looks -- the meat dress, the hair extension outfit, her sister's graduation look, and the barely-there caution tape "bodysuit" -- more concern lay in the attention this collection receives rather than what parents and traditional Barbie enthusiasts would prefer to purchase.

Lady Gaga, despite her intense wardrobe, has worn many beautiful and classy dresses (the McQueen dress she wore to the MTV VMAs, for instance) that would have been amazing to see on the iconic doll; yet, the company seems to have placed their standards for quality at an alarmingly low rate.

Either way, check out the rest of the dresses after the jump. They even made one for Beyonce from the "Telephone" video; unfortunately, judging by how little the doll actually resembles Beyonce, it looks like Mattel was not worried about slacking on the now less-popular singer's miniature counterpart.

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Read More | EW

Video: Canon 7D vs. Barbie Video Girl

There are a lot of options out there when it comes to buying a portable video recording device. There are a myriad of camcorders, you’ve got devices and the that can shoot in high definition, even high-end DSLRs can now shoot great video. In an effort to help you decide between two of the more popular choices out there, Brandon Bloch put together this video comparison showing the pros and cons between the Canon 7D DSLR and the Barbie Video Girl digital camcorder accessory. Both have some nice qualities, as you’ll see in the video. You know you wanna watch.


Christian Louboutin Presents Cat Burglar Barbie

Cat Burglar Barbie by Christian Louboutin

Leave it to Christian Louboutin to make the most iconic and fashionable doll even more stylish. Louboutin’s first Barbie series

is out

sold out on Net-a-Porter in a day!

For $150, customers receive Cat Burglar Barbie, complete with four pairs of Christian Louboutins (each with their own bag and box, of course). For the rest of the pictures, you can check them out after the break. As for the fact that the collectible item is no longer available online, the site allows you to add it to your Wish List in order to know when Barbie will be back in stock (cross your fingers).

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Read More | Net-a-Porter via Nitrolicious


Christian Louboutin Goes to the Dolls

Barbie in Christian Louboutin

For the most iconic and stylish doll around, it was no wonder that Barbie decided to finally team up with famed shoe designer Christian Louboutin. From the looks of the newly-reinvented doll and her photo book diary, Louboutin didn’t let our girl down.

“Barbie has a long history of working with various designers and artists who use Barbie as a muse… It was a natural for Barbie, not only with her fashion heritage, but also because of her passion for shoes. She has a billion shoes and we needed to do something special for her shoe collection,” said Stephanie Cota, senior vice president of marketing of Barbie brands at Mattel.

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Read More | WWD

Live-Action Barbie Movie in the Works

Barbie to make her debut on the big screen?

Despite what we were telling ourselves, we all knew that this was inevitable upon the release of GI Joe: Rise of Cobra: the Barbie live-action movie.

Can you believe we’ve made it fifty years without seeing her on the big screen? Yeah, me either.

So who’s the lucky studio who is bringing her to the silver screen?

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Read More | New York Daily News

Heidi Klum’s Revealing Coffee Table Book

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Television,

Heidi Klum

has teamed up with renowned photographer Rankin for a new coffee table book titled Rankin’s Heidilicious. The tome is full of nude pictures of the Victoria’s Secret model.

“It’s very naughty. I’ve been shooting with Rankin, for seven years and working with him is fun because he always makes me look different,” Heidi said. “He always gets me to take my clothes off for some reason. We’ll do some job and then he’ll say, ‘Why don’t we shoot some more things?’ and I’ll wind up without anything on.”

The book is due to hit stores in October.

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Read More | Los Angeles Confidential

Retro Toys Making a Comeback!

Posted by Melissa Trebus Categories: Advice, Humor, Parenting,

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

In these current times of economic crisis I have a suggestion for moms and dads trying to come up with new toys for your kids. Go check your parents’ attics! Yesterday, my kids and I went to visit my mom and dad. Late in the afternoon I noticed that the kids were being very quiet upstairs. When I went up to check on them I was surprised at what I found. They had gotten into an old box of my brothers’ and my toys and found tons of things to play with!  My daughter had gotten out My Little Pony, Strawberry Shortcake, and even Barbies. My son had discovered my brothers’ endless supplies of Transformers and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. They were having a blast. The thing they were excited about was that these were the same toys they play with at home, just older versions. Sure enough, retro-toys are back in style. Thanks Mattel, Hasbro, and whoever else thought to bring back the toys from the 80s. Even though my daughter couldn’t understand why Barbie was wearing leg warmers (hey they were cool in 1986) and the lead paint was chipping off Optimus Prime, they had hours of fun.


Parade: Celebrities Earn 115 Times More Than You

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Movies, Music, Rumors,

Cash

Parade magazine will soon release a “What People Earn” issue which details the income earned by Hollywood’s elite for the fiscal year of 2008, a year which was extremely rough on the finances of many average Americans.

The issue reports that Jennifer Aniston earned a hefty $27 million, which trumps the paltry $2.25 mill raked in during 2008. Taylor Swift out-earned Brit with $5.5 million, which still pales when compared to Beyonce’s stunning $80 million in earnings.

So who’s the biggest star of them all, the top earner for the year 2008? Is it , Will Smith, Donald Trump? The winner, earning the most in the last calendar year, is Mattel with a whopping $3.3 billion. Barbie - still hot after all these years. Now, that’s star power.

According to the issue, celebrity salaries trump the average American’s yearly earnings by an extreme amount: the stars earn around 115 times more money than you do. Too bad about the recession - Barbie might’ve made it up to 4 billion on the year.

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Barbie Girls: MP3 Players for the Pink Set

Posted by Lolita Beckwith Categories: Portable Audio / Video, Toys,

Barbie Girls MP3 Player

Remember when Barbie was all about playhouses, clothing, and Ken? Well now she’s gone all high-tech on us! Barbie manufacturer Mattel now has a new “Barbie Girls” online community, where young girls can chat and play games together, with a companion Barbie Girl MP3 player coming soon. The device plays music stored on 512 mb internal memory with an expansion slot for an miniSD card. Plus, BFF’s can sync their players with each other’s desktops—and engage in super-private “Secret B Chat”, which faintly reminds us of another chatting device for girls, also from Mattel. The Barbie Girls will be available for $60 USD in July. 

 

Read More | BusinessWire via engadget


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